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Strout, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 66 works in 678 publications in 21 languages and 32,504 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Pictorial works  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.T736, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Strout
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

118 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 5,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her
My name is Lucy Barton : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

75 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 4,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters
The Burgess boys : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

61 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, the Burgess sibling who stayed behind, urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begins to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever
Anything is possible by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

37 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother's happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of the author's 2016 novel My name is Lucy Barton) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence
Amy and Isabelle : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

96 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 3,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small town in New England, a girl has an affair with her schoolteacher. Amy Goodrow lives with her protective single mother and the novel examines the way the scandal affects their relationship
Abide with me : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her luminous and long-awaited new novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings-faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment-when a dark secret is revealed. Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett, "just up the road" from where he was born. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe-as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was. He hasn't had The Feeling-that God is all around him, in the beauty of the world-for quite some time. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy. A congregation that had once been patient and kind during Tyler's grief now questions his leadership and propriety. In the kitchens, classrooms, offices, and stores of the village, anger and gossip have started to swirl. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation's humanity-and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all. In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered-life, love, God, and community-within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose"--Publisher's website
My name is Lucy Barton : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lay the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable
Anything is possible by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

22 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories Elizabeth Strout's world of Lucy Barton. The "Pretty Nicely Girls," now adults: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband, the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. Tommy, the janitor at the local high school, has his faith tested in an encounter with an emotionally isolated man he has come to help; a Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD discovers unexpected solace in the company of a lonely innkeeper; and Lucy Barton's sister, Vicky, struggling with feelings of abandonment and jealousy, nonetheless comes to Lucy's aid, ratifying the deepest bonds of family. With the stylistic brilliance and subtle power that distinguish the work of this great writer, Elizabeth Strout has created another transcendent work of fiction, with characters who will live in readers' imaginations long after the final page is turned
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Danish and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive Kitteridge, a retired teacher, deplores the changes taking place in her little town of Crosby, Maine
The Burgess boys by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives
The best American short stories, 2013 by Heidi Pitlor( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art by Mary Higgins Clark( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors--including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child--with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen"--
Abide with me : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small town of West Annett, Maine in the 1950's, the minister Tyler Caskey is still grieving two years after the death of his wife. One daughter, Jeannie is sent upstate to live with his overbearing mother. The other Katherine has become antisocial. Tyler turns to his housekeeper Connie Hatch when her teacher suggests Katherine speak to the school counselor. This starts gossip about Katherine's stability and Tyler's possible affair with the housekeeper
The Stories of Frederick Busch by Frederick Busch( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary of Ann Beattie and Tobias Wolff, Frederick Busch was a master craftsman of the form; his subjects were single-event moments in so-called ordinary life. The stories in this volume, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, are tales of families trying to heal their wounds, save their marriages, and rescue their children. In "Ralph the Duck," a security guard struggles to hang on to his marriage. In "Name the Name," a traveling teacher attends to students outside the school, including his own son, locked in a country jail. In Busch's work, we are reminded that we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors or in the mind of another. In the words of Raymond Carver, "With astonishing felicity of detail, Busch presents us with a world where real things are at stake--and sometimes, as in the real world, everything is risked." From his first volume, Hardwater Country (1974), to his most recent, Rescue Missions (2006), this volume selects thirty stories from an "American master" (Dan Cryer, Newsday), showcasing a body of work that is sure to shape American fiction for generations to come
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With compassion, humor, and striking insight, Amy and Isabelle explores the secrets of sexuality that jeopardize the love between a mother and her daughter. Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student in a small mill town, falls in love with her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality. When discovered, this emotional and physical trespass brings disgrace to Amy's mother, Isabelle, and intensifies the shame she feels about her own past. In a fury, she lashes out at her daughter's beauty and then retreats into outraged silence. Amy withdraws, too, and mother and daughter eat, sleep, and even work side by side but remain at a vast, seemingly unbridgeable distance from each other. This conflict is surrounded by other large and small dramas in the town of Shirley Falls--a teenage pregnancy, a UFO sighting, a missing child, and the trials of Fat Bev, the community's enormous (and enormously funny and compassionate) peacemaker and amateur medical consultant. Keeping Isabelle and Amy as the main focus of her sharp, sympathetic eye, Elizabeth Strout attends to them all. As she does so, she reveals not only her deep affection for her characters, both serious and comic, but her profound wisdom about the human condition in general. She makes us care about these extraordinary ordinary people and makes us hope that they will find a way out of their often self-imposed emotional exile
Maine : the seasons by Terrell S Lester( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the lakes, seacoasts, and landscapes of Maine through the seasons, accompanied by essays written by Ann Beattie, Richard Ford, Richard Russo, and Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gebeurtenissen rondom de inwoners van een dorpje in New England vanuit het perspectief van de lerares Olive Kitteridge die niet erg geliefd is bij de anderen
Anything is possible : the Lucy Barton stories by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother's happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author's celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors
Winter by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een oud-lerares wiskunde volgt de gebeurtenissen in een kustplaatsje aan de Amerikaanse oostkust
Mit Blick aufs Meer : Roman by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Crosby, einer kleiner Stadt an der Küste von Maine, ist nicht mehr viel los. Doch sieht man genauer hin, ist jeder Mensch eine Geschichte und Crosby die ganze Welt. (Buchdeckel verso)
 
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Elizabeth Strout Amerikaans romanschrijfster

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Elizabeth Strout écrivain américaine

Elizabeth Strout escriptora estatunidenca

Elizabeth Strout escritora estadounidense

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Strauta, Elizabete, 1956-

Strout, Elizabeth.

Елізабет Страут американська письменниця

Элизабет Страут американская писательница

סטראוט, אליזבט. רוזנפלד, בלהה

סטראוט, אליזבט. רוזנפלד, בלהה סופרת אמריקאית

إليزابيث ستراويت، 1956-

الیزبت استرات

الیزبت استرات نویسنده آمریکایی

ستراوت، إليزابيث، 1956-

เอลิซาเบธ เสตราท์

스트라우트, 엘리자베스 1956-

エリザベス・ストラウト

ストラウト, エリザベス

伊莉莎白·史卓特

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